Friday was a wild one in Anaheim, where a man delivered his wife's baby in their car along the 91 freeway (with their three other kids inside), and one man was captured and a second was shot to death by police after the robbery of an electronics store. But it all started with the discovery of a murd ... More >>
A man in his 20s was shot to death in front of an Anaheim apartment Sunday night in what either was or was not a drive-by shooting, according to police.
Hey, no one said there would be an intelligence test for would-be burglars. Which may explain why so-so-so many are so-so-so dumb. After the jump, we present a collection of Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius.
Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo, the presumed serial killer of a mother, her adult son and four homeless men in North Orange County in late 2011 and early 2012, says on a newly released video taped before he committed suicide in jail that he possessed "the kill gene" and that ridding OC of the "blight" of ho ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with details on Anaheim's Saturday night checkpoint. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 18, 6:09 A.M.: The Newport Beach Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. The location of the operation has not been disclosed.
Anaheim police shot and killed a man today at the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Citron Street. It's the first fatal killing by the department since back-to-back shootings in July 2012 set off social unrest in the city. Details are slim at the moment, but ... More >>
You gotta love this new generation of high school students borne on the teats of Instagram and eternal skepticism toward the police state. Want proof? Check out what happened last month at Katella High School in Anaheim. Sources tell the Weekly that two students were waiting to get picked up after ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the charges prosecutors have leveled against Wikstrom and the punishment the veteran local baseball coach faces with a conviction.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 9:47 A.M.: Another high school baseball coach in Anaheim has been accused of using social media to ge ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post with results from the joint Costa Mesa Police Department and California Highway Patrol checkpoint Friday night. Update No. 1 on the next page had Anaheim Police announcing its DUI checkpoint that night.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 24, 8 A.M.: Another long holiday weeke ... More >>
Updated, with new info on the bottom... ORIGINAL STORY, MAY 28, 6:04 P.M.: News is coming out of Disneyland right now that there was an explosion reported in the theme park's Toontown section, specifically from a trash can. Reports off of Twitter from people on the scene say that police are evacuat ... More >>
A candlelight vigil took place last night on West Guinida Lane in Anaheim in memory of David Raya and Joel Acevedo, two young men killed in officer-involved shootings not too far from each other during the summers of 2011 and 2012 respectively. Raya's killing was ruled justified by the Orange County ... More >>
The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) secured its 12th overall injunction yesterday when it serviced an unnamed violent Anaheim street gang. The measure marks the fourth in the city alone and will be enforced by its police department. A one-square mile area designates the boundaries of ... More >>
How did the Disney cast member cross the road?Poorly.The unidentified woman was struck by a car driven by an undercover Anaheim police officer last night.
Attention Little Saigon residents: Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen says there is a vehicle theft/residential burglary ring operating on her turf.According to a press release, local law enforcement officials--but probably not their tainted, unsupervised and ultra-expensive aerial units who are ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with the dead young man's name and a college staff member's accusation of local media racism.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 1, 9 A.M.: Two men walking along West Ball Road near South Roberts Street in Anaheim early Saturday discovered a man who had been stabbed and was cl ... More >>
A large explosion startled residents of the Rainbow Hotel in the 800 block of south Beach Boulevard in Anaheim early this morning, prompting the evacuation of three buildings and the deployment of the Orange County Sheriff's bomb squad. According to Anaheim Police Spokesman Sgt. Bob Dunn, at a ... More >>
Click this link for original homicide post and commentsAnaheim Police have identified the fatal stabbing victim found in an alley off the 800 block of North Zeyn Street early last Thursday, Aug. 30, as Mikel Anthony Williams, 55, of Irvine.No motive has been released for Anaheim's 10th homicide of t ... More >>
Anaheim Police have enough on their hands when it comes to the questionable way they protect human citizens but now the department is coming under fire for the way it protects possums.A federal appeals court ruled Lorenzo Oliver can sue Anaheim Police for false arrest because cops detained him and h ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesUPDATE, JULY 27, 2:37 P.M.: The fatal officer-involved shooting in an alley that ended the life of Martin Angel Hernandez earlier this year provoked differing accounts from the community and the Anaheim Police Department simmering tensions tha ... More >>
Just after 3 p.m. in Anaheim, law enforcement officers knocked down an unarmed male protester in the street for an as yet known reason and police--some oddly wearing military combat equipment and camouflage--reacted with hostility to citizens who tried to film the event.While two officers handcuf ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesIn the wake of the two officer-involved shootings last weekend and subsequent protests turning into civil unrest, multiple protests are planned for this coming weekend.On Saturday, two different groups are planning protests in front of Disneyland.&n ... More >>
Theresa Smith has been peacefully demonstrating outside of the Anaheim Police Department ever since her son, 35-year-old father of five Caesar Cruz, was shot by Anaheim Police on Dec. 11, 2009. Since the weekend, the city has seen protests and civil unrest as residents have taken to the streets ... More >>
Families of police-shooting victims protest their plight
UPDATE, MAY 9, 10:40 A.M.: The Orange County coroner's office has identified the 17-year-old boy found shot to death in an Anaheim driveway Friday as Kevin Fahim Danyal.Online tributes from friends say the Anaheim resident's nickname was "Soldier."
Anaheim Police say an officer Tuesday night shot and killed a gunman, whose family reportedly identified him as Martin Angel Hernandez, a 21-year-old father who was said to be trying to turn his life around since being released from jail in December. An unfired shotgun was found next to Hernandez ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 29, 5:58 P.M.: Oakland pimp Italo Rajot Boone faces more than 15 years in state prison if the 34-year-old is convicted of sexually assaulting and pimping a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home. In announcing Boone's arraignment in Fullerton today and $1 million bail, the Orange ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 3, 4:27 P.M.: According to a release this afternoon from the Anaheim Police Department, that agency and 13 others are taking part in the previously announced countywide law enforcement patrols targeting drunken drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. That now makes it an "Avoid the 26" operati ... More >>
Accused Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo appeared at his arraignment this morning but entered no plea to charges that could bring the death penalty as the hearing was postponed until Feb. 17. Given the amount of media heat generated, it's difficult to fathom anything new coming from th ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 2, 10:32 A.M.: The transient whose body was discovered Wednesday along the Santa Ana River Trail near the 91 freeway in Anaheim Hills has been identified as 42-year-old Lloyd Middaugh. The last known address for Middaugh, who was stabbed to death, was in Yorba Linda, but authorities ... More >>
Hey, remember that burglar who unwittingly posed for the surveillance camera at an Anaheim Wienerschnitzel restaurant last month?According to Anaheim Police, Charles Edward Blackmon, 40, of Los Angeles, is their man.Now cops hope to net the other guy.
A former Anaheim Police Department cadet who stole more than $225,000 in cash fees paid to the City of Anaheim for the release of impounded vehicles got a year in jail and five years probation at her sentencing last week. Kainat Syeda, 24, of Buena Park, was also ordered to pay $225,000 in restit ... More >>
The Anaheim Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight through early Saturday.Meanwhile, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has roving DUI patrols in some of the South County cities it patrols tonight.Check after the jump for the exact locations.
UPDATE, NOV. 17, 9:32 A.M.: Fourteen-year-old Jacqueline Martinez of Anaheim has been found and an arrest has been made, according to the official Find Jackie Martinez Facebook page.More details coming . . .UPDATE, NOV. 10, 4:03 P.M.: The official Find Jackie Martinez Facebook page has posted det ... More >>
A man who has been drifting between a Costa Mesa motel and his girlfriend's Anaheim home is accused of trying to kill their 2-month-old son by repeatedly shaking and punching the baby and swinging him by the neck in a noose-like blanket. Joshua Allen Robey, 24, faces a maximum sentence of 15 year ... More >>
For nearly 60 years, tourists have traveled from all across the globe to visit Disneyland. And for just as many years, tourists have been leaving a lot of crap behind them before making their way back home.But if you lost it at Disneyland, odds are one of the park's numerous Cast Members have fou ... More >>
There was an old Saturday Night Live skit spoofing '70s cop shows that had officers in plainclothes bursting through a door, repeatedly firing their weapons at the perp inside and then yelling at the bullet-riddled corpse, "Freeze!"That image comes to mind when hearing about the hospital-bed arre ... More >>
Anaheim Police just announced they have made an arrest in the incidents of racially and religiously hateful graffiti that was sprayed in January in Brea, Irvine, Anaheim and Santa Ana, including on the walls of two Catholic churches and the Orange County Housing Authority.Kim Rebar Henry, 56, of ... More >>
Beong Kwun ChoUPDATE, JAN. 28, 4:17 P.M.: 51-year-old Beong Kwun Cho did not enter a plea to charges he murdered his childhood friend Yeon Woo Lee because today's scheduled arraignment was continued to Feb. 18.The Cerritos resident is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enh ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAAngel Duarte CernaUpdate, December 14, 2:54 p.m.: A jury today convicted Angel Duarte Cerna, 38, of Santa Ana, for the suffocation murder of his wife, whose body was dumped alongside the 60 Freeway in Los Angeles in 2006.After doing the dirty deed that Nov. 6, 2006, morning, Cern ... More >>
CLARIFICATION: Details on suspect's job title after the jump . . . Richard Alan Nolan, a 45-year-old nurse at Western Medical Center in Anaheim, was doing more than sponge baths, blood-pressure checks and playing hockey with bedpans, to hear Anaheim Police tell it.The Buena Park resident was arre ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Documents reveal she found a deputy Taser incident to be absolutely shocking
To hear supporters of Arizona's controversial immigration law tell it, local law enforcement officers will do no more than follow federal law in arresting people who are in this country illegally.Those arguments assume these are "good cops" they're talking about. You don't hear much about "bad co ... More >>
It's not often that the Orange County District Attorney's Office issues a press statement about a conviction that's immediately followed by a correction from a local police agency, but one such squad found it necessary to send one today when it came to Kevin Noel Schlueter, the 37-year-old police ... More >>
Scott Brinegar/DisneylandAnaheim Police are currently trying to identify a man who is suspected of groping a woman while riding Disney's California Adventure's thriller ride Tower of Terror on Fri., Jan 30. The Mercury News is reporting that the woman thinks the man sitting to the left of her on ... More >>
Scott Brinegar/DisneylandAnaheim Police are currently trying to identify a man who is suspected of groping a woman while riding Disney's California Adventure's thriller ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on Fri., Jan 30. The Mercury News is reporting that the woman believes that the man sitti ... More >>
UPDATED WITH POLICE KILLING OF MURDER SUSPECT, ID's OF HIS ALLEGED VICTIMS, CORRECTION . . . View Larger MapCourtesy of Anaheim Police DepartmentDouble murder suspect Anthony Castillo was shot by police Wednesday evening and declared dead later that night.Anthony Castillo, the 31-year-old man wan ... More >>
View Larger MapThe 40-year-old daughter of Mary Bowman, 75, called 9-1-1 about 8 p.m. Wednesday to say her mother was not feeling well. Paramedics at Bowman's condominium at 1700 West Cerritos Avenue in Anaheim to discover she was suffering from a major head injury. She was rushed to UCI Medical Cen ... More >>
For Navel Gazing's inaugural Crime Time collection of weekly police calls (don't miss the thrilling follow-up and more in weeks to come), we gave prominent placement to the photo you see here. It's a man robbing a Chase Bank branch in Fullerton on June 4 and, according to Johnny Law, the "Clean-cut ... More >>
Photos by Professional Services Responder George Ridley Olszynski, Lewellyn, Palmer and Hutchens play hardball.This week's Weekly round-up of local police calls is illustrated with a photo of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Anaheim Police Sgt. Greg Palmer, who is president of the Anaheim Pol ... More >>
Report shows police spied on activists who complained about cops